El Festival de las calaveras review ✓ 103

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El Festival de las calaveras review ✓ 103 È Mexico’s Day of the Dead fascinates US readers whether for its joyful celebration of an unusual tradition or because it simply feels like home San Vicente lets children join the celebration as they watch the skeletons rock rattle and roll those long old bones as they get ready for the biggeMexico’s Day of the Dead fascinates US readers whether for its joyful celebration of an unusual tradition or because it simply feels like home San Vicente lets children join the celebration as they watch the skeletons rock rattle and roll those. The pictures are gorgeous The story is written in English with the Spanish next to it A great book for learning about Día de los Muertos and for learning Spanish at the same time

Luis San Vicente è 3 review

Long old bones as they get ready for the biggest event of their social calendar A short and fun essay directed toward young readers will explain this important Mexican holidayThe works of Mexico City artist Luis San Vicente have been exhibited i. I read this book to my students from Kindergarten all the way to eighth grade every year around the day of the dead I really like this book because it’s bilingual and it really captures the essence of what day of the dead is Many students often confuse the day of the dead with Halloween and this book walks them through what it is people do during the celebration of the day the dead The book has humor in it to lighten up the mood about death and invites the readers to celebrate their loved ones who have passed away It does this through poetry both in English and Spanish

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El Festival de las calaverasN Mexico Venezuela Europe and the United States He has won UNESCO’s prestigious NOMA Encouragement Concours Prize for Illustration and UNESCO honored his work 1997 1998 and 1999 in their prestigious Youth and Children’s Catalog of Illustratio. This book describes the Day of the Dead or el Dia de los Muertos a holiday celebrated in Mexico from October 31 to November 2 It is written in two parts poetry and non fiction essay The works of Mexico City artist Luis San Vicente have been exhibited in Mexico Venezuela Europe and the United States He won UNESCO’s 11th 1998 prestigious NOMA Encouragement Concours Prize for Illustration and UNESCO honored his work 1997 1998 and 1999 in their prestigious Youth and Children’s Catalog of IllustrationsThe author invites children join the celebration as they watch the skeletons rock rattle and roll those long old bones as they get ready for the biggest event of their social calendar Directed toward emerging readers a short essay filled with activities explains this important Mexican holiday It is billed as an early reader I find the poetry fits this description easily rhythmic and repetitive The essay on the other hand might need an adult to build context for the narrative Interest Level K 5rd Age 5 10yrsGenre Non FictionSubject AwardFrom Publishers Weekly – Originally published in Mexico this bilingual primer on the Day of the Dead may be best suited to those already familiar with the festival For the uninitiated an afterword explains that Mexicans celebrate el da de los muertes from October 31 to November 2 Feasts music and visits to gravesites help the living honor the dead who are believed by many to return for the festivities Vicente a respected Mexico City artist creates charming skeletal characters; their playfulness accentuates the holiday's merriment Rendered in a style reminiscent of scratchboard illustrations his bony subjects dance in top hats and ride bicycles amid a fetchingly surreal world For Pascual's skeleton sings a song Without any pain or dread Although half a leg is really gone Still a flower sits upon his head he pictures the skeletal fellow balanced on one leg atop a crescent moon and a wide eyed owl as his audience But for norteos the macabre content may not translate well The text abruptly begins with a deceased guitarist crooning The skeletons are going along the road to the graveyard These are the dead How happy they are They may be further confused by a shifting narrative voice and non seuitur conclusion But for those immersed in Mexican culture this neatly designed suare volume offers a fresh look at a familiar subject Ideas on how to honor the dead and recipes for the holiday feast are included Ages 4 10 Sept Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information Ann Welton Grant Center for the Expressive Arts Tacoma WA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information – Criticas – PreS Gr 3 Oodles of dancing skeletons have returned to celebrate the Dia de los muertos or the Day of the Dead They come and they go all of them happy and intending to have a good time The simple rhythmic text definitely catchier in Spanish than in English mimics the meter of a dance and San Vicente's bw artwork with touches of warm color look slightly shivery The book concludes with information on the Day of the Dead along with instructions for making pan de muertos the special bread made on the Day of the Dead calaveras de azucar sugar skulls papel picado paper cut outs and an altar This book will be a hot pick for library or home reading around that holiday and Halloween